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Ofgem has confirmed that the energy price cap will be updated quarterly, rather than every six months, as it warned that customers face a very challenging winter ahead. The regulator said that the change will go some way to provide the stability needed in the energy market, reducing the risk of furt

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Age Scotland’s chief executive Brian Sloan has announced to the charity’s staff and board that he will step away from his role after 10 years of dedicated and successful leadership supporting the interests of older people in Scotland.Brian Sloan's leadership of Scotland’s national

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Age Scotland has called for increased care and support for people living with dementia as new figures from the National Records of Scotland report that 6,046 deaths were caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Scotland in 2021, a decrease of 5% (306 deaths) on 2020. While this is

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Mid-year population estimates from National Records of Scotland show that Scotland’s population is ageing compared with previous decades. Since 2000, the number of people aged 65+ in Scotland has increased by a third, while the number of children has fallen 6%. All 32 Scottish council areas ha

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A new round of funding worth £145,921 is available for organisations across Scotland looking to offer grassroots, community-led support for those affected by dementia. The ‘Encouraging and Supporting Grassroots Activity Fund’ is open to both new and established organisations and co

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Age Scotland has raised concerns over the lack of access to cash following a new House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee report, which reveals that 53% of Scotland’s bank branches have closed since 2015 – the highest percentage loss in the UK. A total of 500,000 people in Scotland ar

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The UK Government has failed to deliver the support and help that thousands of worried households facing poverty require as a result of soaring energy bills and a cost of living crisis, according to charities and civic organisations across Scotland.

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